With its eight distilleries and surreal landscapes, Scotland's Isle of Islay is already a bucket-list worth location. But the current reopening of The Machrie Hotel & Links should move it up a couple spots. The property is situated on seven miles of beach on the Queen of the Hebrides. The renovation has brought 47 rooms and private lodges. Rather than traditional dark mahoganies and tartan prints, their aesthetic draws from Scandinavian design with soft white hues and minimal furnishings. Each room enjoys views of either the peat plains, the Mull of Oa, or the Atlantic Ocean while some have outdoor terraces that put guests within view of the greens. Along with the hotel, the property's 1891 golf course also received a renovation at the hands of course architect DJ Russell, allowing players the challenges of modern links among the historic setting.